Photos: primary election filing day

Candidates gathered in the Oregon House as Secretary of State Shemia Fagan announced the deadline

By: - March 9, 2022 1:52 pm

Secretary of State Shemia Fagan shows her “Vote” tattoo before ending candidate filing for the primary election on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (Ron Cooper/Oregon Capital Chronicle)

Candidates, their advisers and their families flocked to the Oregon Capitol on Tuesday to celebrate the end of the candidate filing period and the official beginning of the primary season.

Over the next 70 days, these candidates will make their case to voters, in what Secretary of State Shemia Fagan described as the strangest job interview they’ll ever have.

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Julia Shumway
Julia Shumway

Julia Shumway has reported on government and politics in Iowa and Nebraska, spent time at the Bend Bulletin and most recently was a legislative reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times in Phoenix. An award-winning journalist, Julia most recently reported on the tangled efforts to audit the presidential results in Arizona.